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Warren “Buck” Keck – Colesburg

Warren “Buck” Keck, 93, of Colesburg, Iowa, currently residing in Strawberry Point, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. He was born on October 17, 1921, near Colesburg the son of Herman “Fred” and Virginia “Jennie” (Merten) Keck. Warren was raised and educated in the area, and graduated from

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Two Injured in Linn County Rollover

Two people were injured in a rollover south of Central City Saturday morning. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says 21-year old Priscilla Warner of Mount Vernon was southbound on Highway 13 just south of Austin Road when she lost control and overturned in the west ditch. Emergency personnel arrived to find the car on its

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Super Hero Night at Castle Theatre

You could find plenty of superheroes at Castle Theatre in Manchester Thursday night. Prior to the start of the hit movie “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, a special Super Hero Night was held in which moviegoers were invited to come dressed up as their favorite superheroes. Twelve-year old Casey Weber of Manchester was dressed up as

Charlene Tegeler Erceg – Cedar Rapids

Charlene Ann Tegeler Erceg passed away peacefully on Wednesday May 6, 2015 at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy. Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. Monday at St. Jude Catholic Church, officiated by Reverend Mark Reasoner. A visitation at St. Jude’s Catholic Church will be held on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Darlene Carpenter – Earlville

Darlene Marie Carpenter, 80, of Earlville, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Memorial services will be held 6:00 p.m., Monday, May 11, 2015 at Earlville United Parish. Family will greet friends from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., prior to the service at the church on Monday. A light meal and time of fellowship will follow the service.

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RMC Awarded Five-Star Rating in Patient Satisfaction

Regional Medical Center has been awarded a five-star rating in patient satisfaction. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded the rating after reviewing surveys that RMC’s Emergency and Medical-Surgical/Special Care Unit patients completed after they were discharged from the hospital. RMC Medical-Surgical/Specialty Care Unit Manager Keila Monaghan says patients are their number one priority,

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Raccoon Causes Power Outage Across Northern Delaware County

Many residents in northern Delaware County were without power for a short time on Thursday morning. Alliant Energy spokeman Ryan Stensland says nearly 1,000 customers in the Greeley, Edgewood and Colesburg areas were affected by the power outage, which happened shortly before 6 am. Stensland says Alliant’s transmission provider, ITC Midwest, had a 69-thousand volt

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Driver Involved in Cook’s Fatal Accident Faces New Charge

The driver who caused the death of Ryan native and Cedar Rapids city worker Stephen Cook last month is now facing a new charge. Our news partner KCRG-TV9 reports that according to court records, Lawson Chadwick has been charged with vehicular homicide while driving while impaired. The trial information filed last week indicates Chadwick was

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Tentative Deal on School Funding Dilemma

A flurry of high-level negotiations at the statehouse on Wednesday may have yielded a tentative agreement on how to resolve the impasse over state funding of public schools. According to the Facebook post of one eastern Iowa legislator, the tentative deal would give K-through-12 schools a one-and-a-quarter percent increase in general state aide for the

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